Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday 5 - Oceans

Since I live near an ocean, this seemed like a good Friday 5 for me!  Even if you don't live near an ocean, maybe it is a good Friday 5 for you too...give it a shot :-)

1. When were you last in ocean waters?   I haven't been to the beach once this summer :-(  So I guess it has been a little over a year since I was last in ocean waters.  That would be the Pacific, y'all.

2. When did you last fly over ocean waters?   I have never travelled abroad, so I would say never...however, when you fly out of LAX going any direction, you take off over the ocean and either continue on, if you are interesting, or turn around, if you are me, just hopping to Phoenix...and it has been a good 20 years since I've even done that.  *sigh*

3. What ocean sports activity seems like the most fun?   I've been sailing, but I get sea sick and a little claustrophobic (that is probably the wrong word) or something when all I see is water.  Water skiing is fun, but that is really a lake activity, right?  I have never surfed, but that looks fun, if you aren't afraid of falling off your board and being hit in the head with it, losing consciousness, drowning and washing away in the undertow.  Okay, I admit I like the ocean best from the shore, just wading in a bit :-)  So, I am nominating the sport of Wading.

4. What are your thoughts or feelings about public aquariums?   I like aquariums.  It is a chance to see creatures up close that we'd never see otherwise.  I guess in good conscience I prefer they not have the higher mammals working for them in shows, but the fishy displays are very beautiful and interesting.

5. What are your thoughts or feelings about sushi?  Personally, not a fan of sushi.  But I have no objection to others eating it.  I mean, people who do like it seem to REALLY like it.

I hope you all have a cool, refreshing, and powerfully relaxing weekend.  Life's a beach. 


KenV said...

I've noticed that about sushi eaters too. It's almost a fanatical thing. Good sushi chef's are big celebrities and everything.

Deep sea fishing's the closest I've been to sailing. The 1 time I went out of San Diego was nice, but the 2 times out of Morro Bay sucked. Fed the fishes more than they did me.

Thanks for the powerfully relaxing wishes. I wish the same for you!

secret agent woman said...

You and Ken are missing out! Sushi is wonderful stuff. I never get tired of it.

Just to let you know, I had to change URL's. My avatar links to the new site.

laura b. said...

KenV: I have only been river fishing...and have never actually caught a fish :/
And thank far, so good!

Secret: I can appreciate that sushi enthusiasm. It is one of those foods that seems to inspire true passion.
Thank you for the link, Secret.

Tara said...

Surfing looks fun, but I don't think I want to be one foam board (or whatever material a surfboard is made of) away from a hungry shark that's also surfing the waves. Then there's the jellyfish. I've been watching The Discovery Channel too much. ;)

laura b. said...

Tara: I think Shark Week should be enough to put anyone off venturing out past the breakers. Let's just enjoy the ocean from the shore, maybe go knee deep :-D